Barty sets up Bei­jing fi­nal show­down with Osaka

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Bei­jing: Ash­leigh Barty said that she has “never been hap­pier” on and off the court af­ter she saved match point to squeeze into the China Open fi­nal on Satur­day.

Fourth seed Osaka beat de­fend­ing cham­pion Caro­line Woz­ni­acki in straight sets in the other semi-fi­nal, com­ing away with a 6-4 6-2 vic­tory in one hour and 24 min­utes.

Barty com­mit­ted 52 un­forced er­rors but still just about emerged vic­to­ri­ous in a nervy 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9/7) tri­umph in Bei­jing.

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